Longes range for an economical router

Posted on 2008-06-20
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Among Linksys, Netgear, etc...  which router has the longest range but yet economically priced?  I'm sure many here have the experience to know.
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alikaz3 earned 1000 total points
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The best router I can recommend is the D-LINK DIR-655, or any of the gamerlounge wireless models. My DIR-655 gives me 4/5 bars, going diagonal through my house about 60ft - with a completely skip-free 130mb/s wireless-n connection. With our original router, I couldn't even get a connection at that range. Here's some links:

DIR-655 $115

DGL-4500 $170

DIR-625 $70

The first 2 have 3 antennas, the last one only has 2. The antennas are standard coaxial antenna hookups, so you can also buy an external high-gain antenna to attach:


but I would say they are uneccesary. Just get a better router like one of these, and if you need more signal, then invest in an antenna as well. Let me know if you have more questions!

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kanlue earned 800 total points
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or you may check 'belkin n1 wireless router', two of my clients are loving it.

one of the router is covering  a huge warehouse and office area both.

hope it helps.

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With these products, can I use ANY wireless cards and get the same range?
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ID: 21836116
no compatibility issue so far. working really well.
they have the following laptops, pcs:
toshiba, hp laptop; (intel wireless chipset)
macbook; imac;
pc with linksys wireless pc card;

hope it helps.
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>>>With these products, can I use ANY wireless cards and get the same range?

No, but it would have a great probability of the best possible range for the particular card.
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ID: 21836174
I should mention my wireless card in my laptop:

Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
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kdearing earned 200 total points
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For the best range and throughput, you want a '802.11n' capable router.
I've had good luck with D-Link brand.

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